Colin Wood

Colin Wood

Managing Editor

Colin Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for the past decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT management and governance, health care, public safety and criminal justice reform. He lives in the Sacramento area with his family.

State

Georgia Gov. Kemp selects human services official as new statewide CIO

by Colin Wood • 3 days ago

Shawnzia Thomas, who's spent the past 13 years in various roles at the Georgia state government, will replace longtime CIO Calvin Rhodes, who stepped down earlier this month.

City

Oakland, California's CIO stepped down this month

by Colin Wood • 4 days ago

Oakland, California, CIO Andrew Peterson rejoined the private sector after more than four years leading technology projects in the San Francisco Bay Area city.

County & Local

‘Community of practice’ key for GIS success, says Wisconsin official

by Colin Wood • 5 days ago

Perhaps more than technology, the expertise of locals can propel a geographic information systems project, said Wisconsin GIO Jim Giglierano.

City

LA’s innovation chief left for Bloomberg public-sector role

by Colin Wood • 5 days ago

Amanda Daflos, Los Angeles' former chief innovation officer, stepped down last month to become the executive director of the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University.

State

For broadband, states look to federal relief funding

by Colin Wood • 1 week ago

It's become a truism that broadband is an essential life tool, but states still face challenges in closing the digital divide.

State

Georgia CIO Calvin Rhodes to step down this month

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

After a decade as the state's top technology official, Calvin Rhodes will take a role in the private sector supporting governments in their use of technology, officials said.

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